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Varsity - September 13, 2012

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INSIDE VOLLEYBALL BY DIANE NORDSTROM @BadgerVBall SCHEDULE Last Week InnTowner Invitational Sept. 7 Drake This Week at Georgia Southern Invitational Friday vs. Savannah State Saturday vs. Jacksonville Saturday North Dakota State W, 3-0 Milwaukee W, 3-0 W, 3-0 9 a.m. vs. Georgia Southern 6 p.m. 9 a.m. vs. South Alabama 3 p.m. Up Next Sept. 21 at Northwestern Sept. 23 at Illinois Sept. 28 Penn State Sept. 29 Ohio State 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. the tournament must have an overall record above .500. UW looks to wrap up the non-con- ference season 12-1 before opening Big Ten play on Sept. 21. Non-conference slate T he Badgers are off to an 8-1 start this season, but what's most impressive is that UW has won six match- es by 3-0 scores. Wisconsin has swept its last three oppo- nents and won its last 11 sets. The Badgers' 8-1 mark is an improvement from their 6-3 record at this time last season. The opening is also 46 » VARSITY SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 comes to close on road Badgers set to play four matches in Georgia their best since starting 11-0 in 2010. With the strength of the Big Ten, a conference that features nine teams ranked or receiving votes in the coaches' poll, the Badgers need as many non-confer- ence wins as possible to earn a spot in the NCAA tourna- ment. Teams competing in Honors for the Badgers » Julie Mikaelsen was named the InnTowner Invitational MVP, while Annemarie Hickey and Courtney Thomas earned all- tournament honors last weekend. A 6-3 right-side hitter, Mikaelsen led the Badgers with 3.67 kills per set and a .467 hitting percentage. Hickey had a team-leading 4.56 digs per set, while Thomas put up 10.6 assists and 3.33 digs per set. Senior Mary Ording was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 1.44 blocks per set in the InnTowner Invita- tional. The 6-3 middle blocker led the Badgers with six blocks vs. Drake and four blocks vs. NDSU.

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